Irvine is a California city in Orange County, a distant suburb of Los Angeles. It has a population of 250,000 and on the edge of its developed area sits the campus of the University of California, Irvine. The campus opened in 1965; in the large circular core, surrounding a greenspace, are most of the original academic buildings from the 1960's that compose an impressive textbook example of the era. Later additions from subsequent decades are grouped fairly evenly around the outer ring of the core. The campus mascot is the anteater and is depicted in several places!